Izumo Taishakyo Mission

sights / Religious

Izumo Taishakyo Mission information

Location
Oʻahu , USA
Address
215 N Kukui St
Telephone
+1 538 7778
Opening hours
usually 8am-5pm
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Across the river, this Shintō shrine was built by Japanese immigrants in 1906. It was confiscated during WWII by the city and wasn’t returned to the community until the early 1960s. The 100lb sacks of rice that sit near the altar symbolize good health. Ringing the bell at the shrine entrance is considered an act of purification for those who come to pray. Thousands of good-luck amulets are sold here, especially on January 1, when the temple heaves with people from all around Oʻahu who come seeking New Year’s blessings.